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Three Crossings: David Hammons

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De Waalse Kerk

159 Walenpleintje

1012 JZ Amsterdam

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Opening of the Holy Bible: The Old Testament

Part of 'Three Crossings', this exhibition features David Hammons' The Holy Bible: The Old Testament, a performative work conceived as a limited edition of bound, golden- edged copy of Italian art historian Arturo Schwarz’s book The Complete Works of Marcel Duchamp.

David Hammons (USA, 1943) is one of the most important conceptual artists working today. In a career spanning over 50 years he has utilised a variety of media, often creating visual puns and including found objects to explore and comment on the realities of African-American life. Although he is considered one of the most influential American artists of the past half century, he avoids publicity, gives few interviews and sells his work from his studio rather than through gallery representation.

Opening Breakfast:
Saturday 25 November 9:30-11:30
Opening Hours during Amsterdam Art Weekend:
Wed 22 & Fri 24 November 11:00-16:00

Exhibition dates for De Waalse Kerk:
22 November 2017 through 6 January 2018

About 'Three Crossings': Starting 22 November, the Prince Claus Fund, together with the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK) present ‘Three Crossings: El-Salahi, Hammons, Brouwn’. This three-part exhibition features works by Ibrahim El-Salahi (Sudan, UK), David Hammons (USA), and Stanley Brouwn (Surinam, Netherlands) at three Amsterdam locations. The works by these three visionary artists are innovative, minimalist, and sharply critical, yet infused with wit and humour.

The opening of Brouwn’s exhibition at EENWERK on 22 November, El-Salahi’s work at the Prince Claus Fund Gallery on 23 November, and Hammons’ work at De Waalse Kerk on 25 November are each part of Amsterdam Art Weekend.

More information at princeclausfund.org

Photo credits:
Ibrahim El Salahi By His Will, We Teach Birds How to Fly No. 4, 1969
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